Voyager Fingerless Mitts in Baby Cashmere
See the matching Voyager lace stole.
“Those who are not already able to knit a sock or a mitt, will find some kind neighbor ready and willing to teach them, it will be nice work on the voyage out.”(i)
These lacy mitts were inspired by an historic mitten design, Pattern #11, from Home Work, a Choice Collection of Useful Designs for Crochet and Knitting Needle, (ii). It is as lovely and functional today as it was when the young women emigrants arrived in Canada to begin life as pioneers in the 1800’s.
Voyager Mitts pattern is included together with the Voyager Lace Stole pattern - see: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/voyager-lace-stole